Definition of loader in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊdə/


1A machine or person that loads something.
Example sentences
  • Multifunctional tools, such as graders, require an electrical outlet and switches on the loader to control hydraulic diverter valves.
  • The afternoon session in Oak Park will showcase some of the machinery and give working demonstrations of different types of harvesters, storage clamps and cleaner loaders.
  • West Dawsonites with ploughs and light loaders do the rest, and traffic is usually constant long before the official bridge is ploughed and established.
1.1An attendant who loads guns at a shoot.
Example sentences
  • While the days are long gone when a headkeeper's game book might show 3000 brace of grouse from a day's shooting and the loaders' hands would be singed from handling red-hot guns, game hunting has attracted growing opposition.
  • Both airmen are weapons loaders with the 77th Bomb Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.
  • A loader hands him the gun to bring down the quarry which is then retrieved from the undergrowth by trained hounds.
2 [in combination] A gun, machine, or lorry which is loaded in a specified way: a front-loader

Words that rhyme with loader

Clodagh, coda, coder, exploder, Oder, odour (US odor), pagoda, Rhoda, Sargodha, Schroder, soda, vocoder
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